TWEET TWEET TWEET

4:59 AM:  Just outside our open bedroom window, a bird awakens and decides to greet this glorious new morning with a never ending TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET.

5:03 AM:  His neighbor joins him, and the two happily welcome the new day with the never ending song of TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET.

5:09 AM:  I get up and shut the window.

5:26 AM:  They stop! Though now that I’ve been listening to it for almost a half an hour, I think that I can still hear the never ending TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET…even though I have a pillow stuffed over my head.

5:34 AM:  They start back up.

5:45 AM:  Screw it, I’m awake. Might as well get up.

Because that damn bird wouldn’t shut up and I couldn’t go back to sleep, I decided to do some research on who the hell makes that kind of never ending racket for so damn long. Turns out, it might be a common warbler. This guy.

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Cute, isn’t he? I’ll tell you when he’s not cute. At 5 o’clock in the morning. Who knew something so little could make so much damn noise!

I’m not sure if this is him or not, but I have seen these birds around. Want to hear what the never ending TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET TWEET sounds like? I found this description of a common warbler and it sounded pretty accurate. When I played the little clip of it tweeting away, I was pretty sure I found my guy.

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Now this is not the first time I’ve had a bird violate my sleep. Back in 2012, we had a midnight warbler who kept me awake for nights on end. I wanted to kill that bird for its loud and rapid “Ah-Ahh Ah-Ahh Ah-Ahh” over and over again. I went back to read the post about that damn bird and although they have different songs, it sounds like the same bird again! I know it’s not the exact same bird, but the same kind of bird.

So much for sleeping with the windows open. I hope I don’t hear him and his buddy again tonight.

Update: I wrote this last Wednesday. I’ve heard those birds three more times since then.

Another Update: He now has a new friend. I recorded the two of them singing together for your listening pleasure.

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